By Nick Teale

Manuel Almunia starts in goal for Arsenal at Anfield, and will wear the captain's armband against Liverpool.

But the Gunners are without Cesc Fabregas, who does not feature in Arsène Wenger's 18-man squad.

Robin van Persie starts on the bench but Laurent Koscielny and Marouane Chamakh are both handed Premier League debuts.

Jack Wilshere starts in midfield alongside Emmanuel Eboue and Abou Diaby. Alex Song is on the bench.

Arsenal team in full: Almunia, Sagna, Vermaelen, Koscielny, Clichy, Eboue, Wilshere, Diaby, Nasri, Chamakh, Arshavin
Substitutes: Fabianski, Gibbs, Song, Rosicky, Walcott, Vela, Van Persie

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15 Aug 2010